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87% of Thais more likely to vote for environmentally friendly party: poll

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87% of Thais more likely to vote for environmentally friendly party: poll

By The Nation

 

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“Environmental” concerns among Thais was rated on top of the list of major concerns about the country, more than any other concern, including rising prices, corruption, congestion, crime and the economy, according to a Marketbuzzz poll.

 

Marketbuzzz poll interviewed 1,000 people via phone this month.

 

Bangkok residents said they were most concerned about congestion and air pollution. 

 

Less than half of those interviewed were actively changing their behaviour to help the environment and only half of those interviewed are trying to reduce their energy consumption at home and one third are recycling their waste.

 

Thais also said it is up to the government as well as the people to address air pollution. 

 

Around 87 per cent said they are more likely to vote for a government which has a tangible plan to tackle the environmental issues.

 

Marketbuzzz CEO Grant Bertoli said: “No doubt the recent air pollution levels have had an impact on the importance of the environmental issues but awareness and information alone won’t change behaviour. There is no denying that Thais want more done to address the environmental concerns and the onus is on the people and the government to take more responsibility in making sure the environment is looked after before it’s too late”

 

Bertoli added “We can’t turn away from the environmental issues the country is facing and the study certainly identified them as a priority, but it will take a concerted and collective plan and policy to truly help Thais influence their changes in behaviour. Will the government take a lead on it?”

 

Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366277

 

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Posted (edited)

There's a huge difference between saying the right thing and doing the right thing & this "survey" so aptly proves that point!

"talks the talk but does not walk the walk" 🤔

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8 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

A poor friend of my Mrs called her yesterday and the discussion got to the election the Mrs said she would vote for the future forward party and asked the friend who she would be voting for the answer was shocking she has already been paid and told who to vote for🤔 

I've always wondered how that's actually enforced

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20 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

I've always wondered how that's actually enforced

Fear of finding out that you haven't done what your paid to do presumably🤔

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Ok so my neighbours yesterday set fire to land behind my house. The fire truck wouldnt go in because they didnt want to scratch the truck. Serious! I fought massive fires for just over 4hours all by myself on a mini tractor with water tank trailer and a pump i got just as a precationary measure because my neighbours would love to burn my house down. Not one neighbour picked up a bucket and offered to help, orbator, mayor, etc did nothing... We know who lit the fires but no one will ever be arrested. Should maybe post videos and picks to tv or local news i reckon. Thais dont give a hoot about thai ppl or their country in general. Maybe that great % of people dont live where we do?

If i could vote it would be enviro also. Pm2.5 is rarely under 100 here where we are. Maybe just a few days a year.

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My young and beautiful landlady is not so happy in Chiang Mai.   She hates the army anyway, like most in the north.  

 

Somebody once said in China:  "To live in Beijing is to live 5 years less than in other parts of China". 

 

Thailand have a terrible reputation with regards of throwing waste into the ocean.  Doubt that will ever enter into a political discussion

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10 hours ago, ThaiBunny said:

I've always wondered how that's actually enforced

Thainess in the older generation, it's called commitment and keeping your word. 

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